This superb book reveals how the magic of nature can be harnessed to produce astonishing results in any garden, whatever its size and location. Combining the ecological wisdom of organic gardening with traditional folklore, "Good Garden Magic" shows how to create a healthy and productive garden. Beginning with the basics of preparing your soil, it gives a wealth of advice on different soil types, digging tips, mulching, and creating your own compost heap and worm bin. There is also information on crop rotation and managing garden beds, with useful hints on keeping a garden diary of plantings and growth. There includes invaluable advice about chemical free pest control - from recipes for natural pesticides to ways of confusing enemy pests and encouraging allied pests. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, there are practical tips on gardening techniques and cultivating a variety of flowers, plants and vegetables, plus advice on garden planning and seasonal planting.